Chemclub Pages


Welcome to the PLU  American Chemical Society
Student Affiliate Chapter

(a.k.a. 'Chem Club')

Meetings held Tuesday nights at 6 pm in Rieke 224

To get involved contact a club officer, faculty advisor, our Facebook page, or sign up for the Chem Club email list!

Chem Club 2006-2007


The officers for the 2014-2015 academic year are:

President: Sean Murphy

Communications: Alice Henderson

Secretary: Inga Christensen


Faculty Advisors:

Dr. Neal Yakelis


Dr. Andrea Munro


Chem Club Receives a Commendable Chapter and a Green Chemistry Award!

The PLU Chemistry Club received a Commendable Chapter Award from the American Chemical Society (ACS) for its activities during the 2013-2014 academic year.  Representatives of the club picked up the award at the 2015 Spring ACS National Meeting in Denver.

The PLU Chemistry Club also received a Green Chemistry Award from the ACS for its activities during the 2013-2014 academic year.


Mole Day Eve will be held Oct. 22, 2014 at 7pm

The PLU Chem Club hosts an annual Mole Day Eve event the coincides with National Chemistry Week and Mole Day (Oct. 23).  The Chem Club will serve a periodic table of brownies.  Club members will also help guests perform hands-on chemistry activities and PLU Chem faculty will perform exciting demos.

Contact one of the club officers if you are interested in helping out.  It's always a great deal of fun, and also an important way to share enthusiasm about chemistry with the PLU community.

Nylon synthesis
Making Nylon


PLU Chem Club starting to plan for the ACS National Meeting Spring 2014

Members of the PLU Chem Club and students who participated in undergraduate research with PLU Chemistry faculty members will be attending the American Chemical Society Spring Meeting (March 16-22) in Dallas.


The South Sound Sustainability Expo

The PLU Chemistry Club tabled at the South Sound Sustainbility Expo in 2012 & 2013 & 2014.


Desserts and Demos - Thursday, April 18, 2013 at 7pm

The PLU Chem Club hosts an annual Desserts and Demos chemistry outreach event every April around Earth Day.  Students and teachers from local schools will come to campus for liquid nitrogen ice cream and desserts, hands-on chemistry activities, and to watch flashy chemical demonstrations performed by PLU Chem faculty.

Contact one of the officers below if you are interested in helping out.  It's always a great deal of fun, and also an important way to share enthusiasm about chemistry with the community.

If you are interested in having student attend the event, contact one of the faculty advisors.

N2 Ice Cream


Puget Sound ACS Local Section Activities

Check the Puget Sound Section website for links to the "Puget Sound Chemist" monthly newsletter as well as information about upcoming speakers, tours, career sessions, and other events. ACS Logo


Internship & Job Databases

Career Connections is an excellent resource for PLU students to access information about internships and volunteering opportunities. Career connections also has databases for finding jobs and academic internships. If you have questions about research expeirences and academic internships it is recommended that you speak with the staff at Career Connections or faculty in your department.

Chemistry students can also search for research experiences, internships, and co-ops using the Get Experience page of the American Chemical Society.


Graduate School & Career Information

Ask any chemistry faculty member for information if you have interest in going to graduate school, a career in chemistry, or local employment. 

The ACS Directory of Graduate Research is a great resource for students interested in attending graduate school.


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